Let it Snow

It’s snowing in South Carolina on March 1! That’s probably not a first—I haven’t looked at the stats–but it certainly is unusual. I’ve lived here since 1990, and it’s new to me.We’ve had snows here before—an inch or so that usually burns off by noon the next day. Little dustings of snow—no more. This in, however, looks like the real thing! It’s heavy, probably a wet snow that will pack well. And it’s coming down hard. The prediction is for 6-7 inches by tomorrow morning.

The pines may begin to crack and fall, here and there, unused to such a load on their brittle branches. The birds may have known something–they were in profusion at our feeder early in the day. I don’t know. But I do know, from the official report this could be a really good one for us down here.

I just looked at the temperature—it’s 37 degrees and dropping. Let it go down into the twenties, as predicted, and we’ll have our snow for a couple of days.

Driving down here in the show is a no-no. It’s not the snow—it’s the drivers that are the problem. People don’t know how to drive in snow. They gun it or brake it at all the wrong times. You don’t dare go out on the streets till they clear completely.

When snow is predicted the shelves on the grocery store are depleted of bread and milk. Everyone is afraid of being snowed in—a very unlikely happening!

But the school will close down, many businesses will follow suit, and church meetings will be canceled. Why not? No one will venture out.

So, let it snow, let it snow. Let it snow. I have a pile of wood on the back porch from an old tree we cut down last year. Just the time for a fire in the fireplace!


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